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Child had Tonsil and Adenoid removed. No stitches. has difficulty taking and eating. Healing time?

Dr. Bhatti, On the 23rd of Feb. my 10 yr old grandson had a tonsil & adenoid removal. Does he have stitches in the area of the procedure. If not, how did they do this surgery? I am trying to understand why he is having a difficult time talking, and eating solid foods. When should he return to school and his daily activities?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.
If he doesn't have stitches then he must have been operated with a laser endoscope.
This is a very clean procedure.
The difficulty is due to the local inflammation and oedema after the operation.
He must take cold fluids and semisolid diet.
If there are no stitches then he should be OK in 7 days.
Hope this answers your query.
If you have any other queries kindly direct them to me.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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